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I_DES ABC SEMI-WEEK! V CITIZEN.
I (4 PER ANNUM] TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1861. VOLUME I. NO. 6. by J. C. MORRILL. PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS. AiXYEAR—$2 FOR SIX MONTHS. ^ invariably in advance. "RATES OF ADVERTISING; One Square, ten lines or less, gl for the first Insertion, 50 cents for each one following. 3 mos. 6 mos. 1 year. 1 Square.$ 7 60 $12 $18 2 Squares.12 00 18 24 3 Squares.. • ••■18 00 20 30 One-fourh Column--20 00 25 45 One-half Column.35 00 50 65 Tiiree fourths Col’n--45 00 60 75 One Column.60 00 75 100 Advertisements mav be renewed at any time by paying for composition, $1 per 1000 ems, Displayed advertisements charged for tiie apace occupied. Transient advertisements, one square (10 lines or less) for the first insertion, $1 ; Each subsequent insertion, 50 cts. Payable when the advertisement is discontinued. Persons advertising by contract, will be re stricted to their legitimate business, and all notices, etc., charged as transient advertise ments. Personal advertisements, if admissabie, will be charged double the above rates, and must be paid for in advance. Publications intended to advance private in terest, will be charged at the regular rates of advertising. Simple announcements of Deaths, when the I facts are furnished will be published as items of news ; but obituary notices arid tributes of respect will be charged for as advertisements, at half the usual rates. A" noiincing candidates for State and (District offices, $7; County offices, Town ship, offices $3, invariably in advance. Calls on persons to become candidates sre charged at the usual rates, except when peisuits making the calls are subscribers to our paper. Payment in advance. Political circulars charged as adver tisements. £3?“ Advertisements not ordered for a spe cified time, will be inserted till forbidden, and charged for accordingly. II advertising to be paid for quarterly. ^CIT1Z~ Job Office f JJaVING secured the services of a supe rior JOB PRINTER, the Citizen Office is prepared te accom modate its customers j WITH EVERY DESCRIPTION OF P]R OMPTLY. CARDS, BILL HEADS, ^ HANDBILLS, CIRCULARS, Etc., printed in the neatest style. We have an excellent stock of Blanks on hand consisting in part of DEEDS OF CONVEYANCE; QUIT CLAIM DEEDS; SHERIFF’S TAX DEEDS— the best form in the State. — ALSO — Sheriffi’, Justices’ and Constables’ BLANKS. Blank Bills Lading—on superior paper. We have an excellent DRY-PRESS, which renders the face of the paper free from indention by the type. Or Our old customers are solicited to | send us their work Those who have not tried us are requested to give us a call. OUR WORK is well done, and our rates of charges as LOW as the LOWEST. Over six years’ experience in the i Printing Busines at Des Arc, enables us to know and appreciate the wants of the public. Send your Job Work to, and buy your Blanks at the Citilkn Office. mrl3tf MEMPHIS ADVERTISEMENTS. J. E. MERRIMAN & CO. N O 253, MAIN-STREET, MEMPHIS.TENN. Have now on hand and For Sale, at the most reasonable prices, the Finest Assortment of Together with all kinds of HUNTING INSTRUMENTS, they have ever exhibited in MEMPHIS. Where do you Buy your SILVER.WARE, — YOUR— Table Cutlery ! ! CASTORS. —AND— CLOCKS! Wife bought them at 253 Main Street. The Ladies all think they ean get rather BETTER BARGAINS • —AT— MERRI MAN’S THAN AT ANY OTHER PEACE. J. E. MERRI MAN & CO., No. 253.Main Street.No. 253 MEMPHIS, TENN. Oct. 10. oun T 5S * i: rVTl E T ti VE .1 It M E M P HIS. Stock More Extensive tlian ever, -AND Equal to any in the Union ! Our leading articles are DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, WATCHES, SILVER-WARE, SPECTACLES, CLOCKS, GUNS, PISTOLS, &C., WITH the usual variety of Goods in our line. ALL KINDS OF WORK Cone in the best manner, and with DESPJTCH! F. H. CLARK & CO., VO. 1, Clark’s Marble Block, MEMPHIS.TEW. .Tan. 2, 1861. [6m IMPROI ED PROPERTY OV BUE NA VIST A STREET FOR SAFE. THE East half of LOT No 6, Block 25, on Buena Vista street, in Des Arc, is offered for jale on reasonable terms. The building was formerly occupied by J. W. Wallace, as a Family Grocery. The location is one of the 5est in town. For terms. &c., apply to jan 18—tfj J- C. MORRILL. CONSTITUTION OF THE PRAIRIE COUNTY AG R ICULTUIl A L SOCIETY. OFFICERS. President, B. F. Fore ; Vice President, A. O. Edwards; Secretary, R. C. McCarley; Treasurer, G. A. Mclver ; Corresponding Secretary, T. B. Kent. Directors.—S. R. Brown, J. C. Morrill, Sim Horne, B. B. Allen, J. C. Davie, B. M Barnes, D. P. Black. A. Ragland, R. Mc lver, A. F. MfiCain, D. W. Munroe, C. D. Taylor. Building Committee.—D. P. Black, A. O. Edwards, D. VV. Munroe. Premium Committee.—John S. Pearson, R. McCarley, R. Mclver, J. S. Williams. Ring Master.—John S. Pearson. Herald.—W. W. Wair. Marshal.—J. G. Warner. article i. Title of the Society.—This Society shall be known by the name of the ‘‘Prairie County Agricultural Society.” article ii. § 1. The officers of this Society shall con sist of a President. Vice President, Secretary, Tieesurer and Directors. § 2. Officers and Directors shall hereafter be elected by ballot at the Annual Meeting of the Society in March, and shall hold then offices one year, and until their successors are ch o«en. § 3. In the election of officers and direc tors, a plurality of votes cast shall be necessary to elect. Vacancies may be filled at any meeting of the Society. article in. § 1. The President. Vice President, Secre tary. Treasurer and Directors, shall compose a Board of Managers, a majority of whom Mi cl I I CIHIMIUIIC d. LjUUIUWl 1UI « 11 C II 1UI1 of business, and it shall be the duty of-said Board to manage the property and business of this Society as shall best promote the interests of Agriculture, Horticulture, the Mechanic Aits and Household Industry; and they shall hold and conduct Annual Fails and Exhibi tions, and distribute premiums lo the persons exhibiting the best and most meritorious speci mens in those several departments. ARTICLE IV § 1. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at meetings of the Society, and of the Board of Managers. The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in his absence. ATTICLE v. §. 1. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to make and keep a neat record of thp proceed ings of the Society, and of the Boardof Mana gers, and to perform such other appropriate duties as may he assigned him by the Society or its Board of Managers. § 2. The Secretary shall keep a book for the special purpose of recording the names of the Annual and Life Members, and the names of donors, and the amounts contributed by each; he shall as soon as practical pay over all monies received by him to the Treasurer. article vr. § 1. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all monies and property due the So ciety or donated for its benefit, and to dispose of the same only as directed by a resolution of the Board of Managers, certified by the President and countersigned by the secretary. He shall keep an account of his receipts and disbursements, arid report the same with proper vouchers to the Society, at its annual meetings, and to the Board of Manageis as often as they may requite; and shall give bond for the faithful discharge of his duty in such surety and sums as they may deem pi oper. article vii. § 1. The Annual Meetings of Ibis Society shall be held on the 2d Monday in March of each year, at such place as the Society may designate. __ ■— artTclbT"v f ii § 1. The Board of Managers may make such Rules, Regulations and By-Laws as they may deem proper, consistent with the Con CtikUtIVtii ARTICLE XI. § 1. Any person may become a member of this Society for one year by paying into the treasury the sum of $1, or may become a life member by paying at onetime the sum of $10. article x. § 1. This Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of two thirds of all the members’ present at any Annual Meeting, or at a called meeting, provided thirty days public notice of the same be given. GENERAL RULES. 1. Life and Annual members of the Society, and all others who shall pay $1 into the trea sury, will be furnished with badges entitling them to compete for premiums, admission with the bona fide members of their family with caniage9 to the Show Ground, and ail departments of the exhibition during its continuance. 2. Stock and articles must be entered in the name of the bona fidf. owners, and Grain, Fruit, Vegetables, Daiiy Products and Domes tic Manufactures, must have been raised and made by the exhibitor thereof, unless excep tions be made in the published list of premi ums offered bv the Board of Managers. 3. Animals and articles that have taken premiums at previous exhibitions will riot be allowed to compete except for a higher pre mium, in case they are adjudged best after having received the highest premium a certi cate of the fact will be awarded. No animal or article can compete but for a single pre mium. 4. Premiums will not be paid on animals or articles of inferior merit although there may be no competition. No premium shall be paid on any animal or article owned by a firm, unless earli member of said firm is a member of the Society. 5. No person shall act as a judge for award ing premiums for which he is any way a competitor. 6. Any person w'ho shall knowingly violate the regulations of the Society, or who shall seek to obtain a premium by false pretences, or by improper inteference with the "Judges, I shall be excluded from competition; and if a member, from the Society. 7. Pemiuins awarded and called for at or before the annual meeting in March will be considered as donations to the Society. 8. Copetilion on all articles open to the State. Major General Robert E. Lee. Oil the 23rd of April, a mo t interest ing ceremony took place in the National Convention at Richmond, on the occasion of the presentation of Gen. Lee to the Convention, subsequent to his confirmation by that body as a Major General of the land and naval forces of the Stale of Vir ginia. We append the closing remarks by the President of the Convention, and the mod est but eloquent reply of Gen. Lee. The whole affair reminds us of the purer and better days of the. republic. The Presi dent of the Convention said: Sir, we have by this unanimous vote ex pressed our convictions that you are. at this day, among the living citizens ol Vir ginia, “first in war.” We pray to God most fervently, that you may so conduct the operations committed to your charge, that it will soon be said ol you, that you are first “ in peace,” and when that comes, you will have earned the still prouder distinction of being “first in the hearts of your countrymen ” I will close with one more remark. When the father of Ins country made his last will and testament, he gave his sword to Ins favorite nephew with an in junction that they should never he drawn from their scabbards except in self defence or in defence of the rights and liberties of their country, anti, that if drawn for the latter purpose, they should fall with them in their hands, rather than relinquish them. Yesterday your mother, Virginia, placed her sword in your hand upon the implied condition that we know you will keep to i iIim I m 11 r nr.rl an snirtl tl.i! \rnii ilmiv I ' J it only in her defence, and that you wdl fall with it in your hand rather than the object for which it was placed there should fail. (Applause.) Major General Lee. — Mr. Presi dent and gentlemen of tire Convention : Profoundly impressed winrihe solemnity of ihe occasion, for which i must say i was not prepared, I accept the position as signed me by your partiality. I would have much preferred had your choice fal len upon an abler man. Trusting in Al mighty God, an approving conscience, and the aid of my fellow citizens, l devote my self to the service of my native State, in whose behalf alone, will 1 ever again draw my sword. (Applause.) The Chair was then vacated, and some time was spent in the introduction of Del egates to Major General Lee, and the lender to him of congratulations by the members. --*-♦ ♦-— Patriotic Merchants.—A New Or leans correspondent writes : I cannot conclude wiihoul a word as to the patriotism of our merchants. I am personally acquainted with several whom I have heard say to their clerks, ‘go your salaries shall be continued as usual, and whenever you return, be n next month or next year, your place will be open to you,’ And I am told that A. B. James,a whole sale drv goods merchant, said to one of Ins cleiks, (the son of a widow) that his -srrran clrttrirTsr order wrri i e he was absent; if he behaved well and xe ceived the approbation of his officers, Ins salary would be increased on Ins return ; ■inH if ho foil his rrmfhpr shnnlrl Id* iim irI Ins salary, weekly, for five years. Hea ven will prosper such nobility of soul, Heaven will defend the land where lives such men.” -■»».»■ Defence of Mobile.—It said that the citizens of Mobile being thoroughly aware of the unsafe condition of their city against an attack from the fleet, held a private meeting a few days ago, and appointed a committee to make known to the Secreta ry of War and the Governor of the State, the state of things which existed there.— This has been done recently and 200 kegs of powder, several cannon and other things j in this connection, were forwarded from Montgomery to that point. Mobile will be hereafter able to defend herself effect ively against all hostile comers. -♦ » - France and the Confederate States.—In an interview between Mr. Faulkner, late U. S. Minister to France, and M. Thouvenel, the French Minister j of Foreign Affairs, the latter remarked that the practice was now clearly under stood, to recognize governments once ' clearly established beyond dispute, and j when the new American government ar rived at that point he presumed it would be recognized. Thouvenel then demand ed information about the new tariff, which he said, deeply affected French Com merce. Faulkner answered that the tariff would be modified by the extra session of Congress. -« - The New Orleans Picayune says that fifteen hundred free negroes of that city have enrolled themselves as ready, if i allowed, to perform military duty, and (j “fight shoulder to shoulder with the cili- jf zens, as their fathers did in 18H.” N ALL SORTS OF PARAGRAPHS. $35“ A son of the Emerald Isle, saun* tered into one of our large grocery stores, a day or two ago, and enquired the price of candles. The clerk in attendance gave him the desired information, and at the same time stated that in consequence of existing war, the price of candles had ad vanced n few cents per pound. The wor* thy Hibernian, with astonishment depicted on bis countenance, exclaimed. "Och, houly Paul, are they going to fight by can dle light 1—[Macon Telegraph. $55“ The Administrhtion is pacifying its rampant followers with assurances that gigantic and determined war is now being planned, and will be put in execution so soon as the preparations shall be Comple ted. They are promised blood to the full. $55“ The only punishment equal to the deserts of a man that strikes a woman, would be to place him on the back of a hard trotting horse and make him collect newspaper accounts the bulnuceof his life. $55“ Hon. A. G. Brown, late United States Senator, is at the iisad of one of the Mississippi companies. $55“ The Pittsburg people must be terribly afraid of Jeff. Davis. They have procured from the U. S. Arsenal near ihu* city, 2.3S0 muskets, 8S2 rifles, und accoutrements, besides over 100 cannon, to be used in the defense of that city.— They are also surveying sites for butte nno u ml cmwi mrr , > i i f epntilu la uou i f n nlf one is coming ! Efs^T* A grandson of the celebrated John Taylor, of Caroline, has enlisted as a pri. vale and for the war. Me is worth $250, 000, with large expectations, and is an only son. His father has uniformed a com pany al his own expense, and has prom ised to uniform two more. SJf^“ The Cincinnat Gazette, one of the most rabid of the administration organs, j-ays that the prohibition of the export of provisions, &c., by Gov. Dennison is seri ously affecting the business interests of Cincinnati, and that it should be with drawn. The Gazette further states that [he Southern States are not deprived of their supplies, as they obtain them from all lie river towns, and even from Chicago without molestation. Nearly all the most distinguished staff officers who were with Generals Scott and Taylor in Mexico have left the old concern, and taken service under the Con federate flag. £k§“Tlie Etowah Iron Works of Georgia, iave entered into ‘"a very heavy contract with the Confederate States Government for lire manufacture of xaTinon, inonars, aalls and other munitions of war, on a arge scale,” which will be commenced mmediately. ££3“ The Toronto Leader fears that Canada may become involved in the Uni ed States difficulties, and suggests and tdvocates and armed neutrality by the Ira lerial authorities there, with six or eight •egiments stationed along the line to pro ect the.frontiers. Patriotic Negro.—A free negro, a Jesceridant of General Washington’s slaves, who was manumitted by him, own ng and occupying a farm ol about one lundred and fifty acres near Mount Ver non, Fairfax county, Va., tendered twen ,y-eight acres of his farm to be sold and lie proceeds used in defence of the State igainst Lincoln’s administration, any part if the same, save that on which the bouse s. The land is good, and worth about wenty-five dollars per acre. If thip be reason make the most of it. Southern Illinois for the South.— rhe seniiment of the people of Southern llinois, says the St. Louis Evening News if Saturday, appears to be averse to fur lishing troops to the President to enforce he new policy. We hear of no meeting ng in that quarter to organize companies o be tendered to the Government; and Sgypt seems to be the oniy spot in the ‘litire North that escapes the whiilwind low prevailing. It is said that a meeting vas held at Vienna, Johnson county, llli* iois, last week, at which resolutions were iassed in favor of a separation of that re don from the State, and annexation to the loider Slave Stoles.